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Issue Details: First known date: 2014 2014
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'The Sentimental Bloke and Doreen are famous characters in Australian popular culture, but their creator deserves to be better known. C.J. Dennis transformed the larrikin from a street thug into a respectable image of Australian identity, and helped shape the Anzac legend.

Many people regarded Dennis himself as a sentimental bloke, but this book shows he was a much more complex and sometimes darker personality - not only examining his humorous and lovable side, but also his struggles with alcohol and depression, his political activism, his marriage and his financial dealings.

An Unsentimental Bloke traces Dennis's early years in rural South Australia, his work on a bohemian newspaper in Adelaide and move to Melbourne as a freelancer for the Bulletin, his period of political involvement, followed by enormous successes (he was more popular than Banjo Paterson or Henry Lawson ever were), spectacular fall, and re-emergence as an elder statesman of Australian letters.' (Publisher's website)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Kent Town, Norwood, Payneham & St Peters area, Adelaide - North / North East, Adelaide, South Australia,: Wakefield Press , 2014 .
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      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 289pp.
      Description: col. illus.
      Note/s:
      • Includes bibliographical references and index.
      ISBN: 9781743052891 (ebook : epub), 9781743052884 (ebook : pdf), 9781743052877 (pbk)

Works about this Work

[Review] An Unsentimental Bloke : The Life and Work of C. J. Dennis Brigid Magner , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 16 no. 1 2016;

— Review of An Unsentimental Bloke : The Life and Works of C.J. Dennis Philip Butterss 2014 single work biography
[Review] An Unsentimental Bloke : The Life and Work of C.J. Dennis Christina Spittel , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , May vol. 40 no. 2 2016; (p. 242-243)

— Review of An Unsentimental Bloke : The Life and Works of C.J. Dennis Philip Butterss 2014 single work biography
Review : An Unsentimental Bloke: The Life and Work of C.J. Dennis Paul Genoni , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , August vol. 76 no. 1 2016; (p. 225-228)

— Review of An Unsentimental Bloke : The Life and Works of C.J. Dennis Philip Butterss 2014 single work biography
Unsentimental Take on Original Larrikin Snags Biography Award Susan Wyndham , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 4 August 2015; (p. 18)
Literary Resurrection of the ‘Larrikin Laureate’ Proves Sheer Poetry Stephen Romei , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 4 August 2015; (p. 3)
Top Gong for Dennis Book 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 4 August 2015; (p. 14)
Forgotten Bloke Tim Lloyd , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 24 October 2015; (p. 12)
Forgotten Bloke Tim Lloyd , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 31 October 2015; (p. 6-7)

— Review of An Unsentimental Bloke : The Life and Works of C.J. Dennis Philip Butterss 2014 single work biography
Larrikin Poet a Man of His Time Drew Turney , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The West Australian , 13 May 2014; (p. 6-7)
'Our One Satirist' Dennis Haskell , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 365 2014; (p. 38)

— Review of An Unsentimental Bloke : The Life and Works of C.J. Dennis Philip Butterss 2014 single work biography
[Review] : An Unsentimental Bloke : The Life and Work of C. J. Dennis Fotini Dangiris , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Good Reading , September 2014; (p. 59)

— Review of An Unsentimental Bloke : The Life and Works of C.J. Dennis Philip Butterss 2014 single work biography
[Review] An Unsentimental Bloke : The Life and Work of C. J. Dennis Jill Roe , 2014 single work
— Appears in: Transnational Literature , November vol. 7 no. 1 2014;

— Review of An Unsentimental Bloke : The Life and Works of C.J. Dennis Philip Butterss 2014 single work biography
Dreaming Verse : C.J. Dennis and the Anzac Tradition J.H. Crone , 2014 single work essay
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 74 no. 3 2014; (p. 158-180)
[Review] An Unsentimental Bloke Margaret Coleman , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society , December vol. 101 no. 2 2014; (p. 220-221)

— Review of An Unsentimental Bloke : The Life and Works of C.J. Dennis Philip Butterss 2014 single work biography
[Review] An Unsentimental Bloke: The Life and Work of C. J. Dennis Michael Sharkey , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , November vol. 28 no. 4 2013; (p. 120-127)

— Review of An Unsentimental Bloke : The Life and Works of C.J. Dennis Philip Butterss 2014 single work biography
'Our One Satirist' Dennis Haskell , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 365 2014; (p. 38)

— Review of An Unsentimental Bloke : The Life and Works of C.J. Dennis Philip Butterss 2014 single work biography
[Review] : An Unsentimental Bloke : The Life and Work of C. J. Dennis Fotini Dangiris , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Good Reading , September 2014; (p. 59)

— Review of An Unsentimental Bloke : The Life and Works of C.J. Dennis Philip Butterss 2014 single work biography
[Review] An Unsentimental Bloke : The Life and Work of C. J. Dennis Jill Roe , 2014 single work
— Appears in: Transnational Literature , November vol. 7 no. 1 2014;

— Review of An Unsentimental Bloke : The Life and Works of C.J. Dennis Philip Butterss 2014 single work biography
[Review] An Unsentimental Bloke Margaret Coleman , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society , December vol. 101 no. 2 2014; (p. 220-221)

— Review of An Unsentimental Bloke : The Life and Works of C.J. Dennis Philip Butterss 2014 single work biography
[Review] An Unsentimental Bloke: The Life and Work of C. J. Dennis Michael Sharkey , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , November vol. 28 no. 4 2013; (p. 120-127)

— Review of An Unsentimental Bloke : The Life and Works of C.J. Dennis Philip Butterss 2014 single work biography
Forgotten Bloke Tim Lloyd , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 31 October 2015; (p. 6-7)

— Review of An Unsentimental Bloke : The Life and Works of C.J. Dennis Philip Butterss 2014 single work biography
[Review] An Unsentimental Bloke : The Life and Work of C. J. Dennis Brigid Magner , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 16 no. 1 2016;

— Review of An Unsentimental Bloke : The Life and Works of C.J. Dennis Philip Butterss 2014 single work biography
[Review] An Unsentimental Bloke : The Life and Work of C.J. Dennis Christina Spittel , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , May vol. 40 no. 2 2016; (p. 242-243)

— Review of An Unsentimental Bloke : The Life and Works of C.J. Dennis Philip Butterss 2014 single work biography
Review : An Unsentimental Bloke: The Life and Work of C.J. Dennis Paul Genoni , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , August vol. 76 no. 1 2016; (p. 225-228)

— Review of An Unsentimental Bloke : The Life and Works of C.J. Dennis Philip Butterss 2014 single work biography
Larrikin Poet a Man of His Time Drew Turney , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The West Australian , 13 May 2014; (p. 6-7)
Dreaming Verse : C.J. Dennis and the Anzac Tradition J.H. Crone , 2014 single work essay
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 74 no. 3 2014; (p. 158-180)
Unsentimental Take on Original Larrikin Snags Biography Award Susan Wyndham , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 4 August 2015; (p. 18)
Literary Resurrection of the ‘Larrikin Laureate’ Proves Sheer Poetry Stephen Romei , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 4 August 2015; (p. 3)
Top Gong for Dennis Book 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 4 August 2015; (p. 14)
Forgotten Bloke Tim Lloyd , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 24 October 2015; (p. 12)
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